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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Feb 13, 2008 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: There is NO obvious category for them...

that's because those idiots want something they can get shitfaced and karaoke to. i love the jamming as much as i do a tight first set song. the dead does have something for everyone though. country, jazz, blues, rock, folk, gospel, acoustic, electronic, pop, etc.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 13, 2008 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

the idiots should be ignored - let them listen to what they like

i turned a lot of freaks in my time and space zone to dead, by hittin em directly in the head. wanna hear something great? than listen > dark star, too, terrapin or whatever i thought was best at the time. fuck the compromises

THE GRATEFUL DEAD ARE A CATEGORY OF THEIR OWN

or as uncle bobo once said.....

This post was modified by fireeagle on 2008-02-13 18:58:48

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Feb 13, 2008 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: There is NO obvious category for them...

i have become obsessed, though. i admit it. acquiring lossless dead shows has consumed my time and energy. i'm at work, and i'm thinking about what shows need to be burned to dvd, or what should be listened to next. there really isn't enough time to listen to, absorb, like, dig every show out there like it should be. i feel like dick latvala must have felt when he gained access to the gd vault. where do i begin? oh, boy, this is gonna be great! keeps me outta trouble, anyhow.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 13, 2008 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: There is NO obvious category for them...

A Dead pin? A Dead pin on your uniform? Drop and give me 20.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 13, 2008 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

Right; well said.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Feb 13, 2008 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=63922

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 13, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

Good memory, MS; was sure we have covered it a few times since 06, but can never find the threads...

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 14, 2008 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

I know plenty of people who don't like the Dead. They don't have bad taste in music, and they're not idiots. They just-don't-get it. From a traditional, musical perspective, I understand completely. Also, these people are smart enough to understand that there's something there, something valid and real, that I do get, that I love, and they're fine with it. They don't write it off to being on "chemicals" or whatever (a bummer right near the beginning of my show going days put me off L for a few years. Only show I did it at was my last, Atlanta, '94. All the others, nothing stronger than ganj, beer, maybe a mild pshroom head; at a couple,I was on nothing at all).

I find it's good policy to respect folks' experiences, to a point. I mean, if you're into Matchbox 20 or Rascal Flatts, then no, I don't get it. We may be able to hang, just keep music out of it. But a group like Phish, I mean, I don't get it, don't like it at all (I'm not into any "jam bands," really), but you know, I can see how some people do.

The Dead, I think you have to put something into it to get something out of it. You have to listen with your mind on, especially at first. It took me a while to really get it. The second record I bought was "For the Faithful" on cassette. Around the beginning of eleventh grade. I'll never forget how crestfallen I was, driving home from the record store, eleven dollars poorer, hearing "The Race is On" and thinking, "oh, fuck, they've gone country."

Which Grateful Dead do you mean, that's a very good point. Few bands have been so protean for so many years. I slipped the first record on one night, for my ex and her tres fab, new-mod, scenester friends. They were digging it--I knew they would--and it was a fine moment when the immemorial question, "who is this?" came, and I told them.



This post was modified by blacklakelight on 2008-02-14 16:27:41

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Feb 14, 2008 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

BlackLakeLight, you got it! Most people never tuned in, their name and skeleton motiff was the gatekeeper... if you were brave or adventurous to see past it, you found the music juxtposed the image. From 9 to 90...the same old question...who is that?...the what?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 15, 2008 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

u twisted my words

bad carma

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 15, 2008 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: They ARE a category

Oh shit, man, you know I realized later that might be mistaken as a direct reference to your post. It wasn't meant to be, and I should have edited it. Your word "idiots" did jump out at me at first, but I got what you meant. Guess it had stuck in my head while typing mine.

Sorry for the confusion, everybody, I wasn't coming down on fireeagle.

Sorry, fireeagle.